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Visitors were not allowed to enter it.  The Warsaw palace opens for the first time in history

Visitors were not allowed to enter it. The Warsaw palace opens for the first time in history

For the first time in history, tourists visiting Warsaw will be able to go to the Krasiński Palace, also known as the Palace of the Republic of Poland. The most valuable exhibits of the National Library will be exhibited inside the 17th-century building.

Manuscripts of the chronicles of Gallus Anonymus, the works of Jan Kochanowski and Adam Mickiewicz and priceless monuments of Polish and world literature, such as “Swietokrzyskie Sermons” or “Florian Psalter” are just a few exhibits from the huge collection of the National Library, which can be viewed inside the Krasiński Palace from May 22. The baroque building, built between 1677 and 1695, will be open to visitors for the first time in history. The exhibition of the most valuable exhibits of Polish literature will be available for free on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Krasiński Palace available to visitors. Inside, there are exhibits from the National Library

“We want to show all our wealth. We will have the only existing manuscript of Jan Kochanowski, ‘Quo Vadis’ by Sienkiewicz. We will have almost all of Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński’s works stored in the library, but also priceless Renaissance maps and the excellent Ptolemy codex. Of course, Fryderyk Chopin’s manuscripts are priceless. We will also be able to see the entire great context of Polish and world culture. The oldest monuments of the Polish language, such as the Świętokrzyskie Sermons, the Florian Psalter for Saint Queen Jadwiga, a lock of Tadeusz Kościuszko’s hair. We also have Herbert’s manuscripts and Czesław Miłosz’s Nobel medal,” said the director of the National Library of Poland. Warsaw Tomasz Makowski.

There will also be space in the palace for temporary exhibitions. Already in June, visitors will be able to see exhibits devoted to Czesław Miłosz, and in October – to Zbigniew Herbert.

The history of the Krasiński Palace dates back to 1677-1695. The facility was built for the voivode of Płock, Jan Dobrogost Krasiński, based on the design of Tylman van Gameren. In the early 1960s, the most valuable collections of the National Library were stored in the building.

Source: Gazeta

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